Definition of bottle-feed in US English:



[with object]
  • Feed (a baby) with milk from a bottle.

    ‘we still bottle-feed her’
    no object ‘if you bottle-feed, make sure your baby is sitting upright while drinking’
    • ‘If your baby is bottle-fed, follow the same process, i.e., interrupt feeding and make your baby burp at least twice or thrice while feeding.’
    • ‘According to Emerling, breast-fed babies and bottle-fed babies grow differently.’
    • ‘Diana was surprised when doctors asked her whether she would be breast- or bottle-feeding her new baby.’
    • ‘Most babies are bottle-fed, but some mothers still breast-feed their babies until the first teeth appear.’
    • ‘Parents who bottle-feed their babies may want to try a different formula.’
    • ‘A lot of patients wonder about allergies, so you could try changing his feed if he's bottle-fed.’
    • ‘Along with four half-hour feeding sessions a day, the cubs are being bottle-fed and zoo veterinarians are confident they'll survive the unusual tiger rearing.’
    • ‘And practice bottle-feeding with your baby before you go back to work to smooth the transition from the breast and make it easier for a caregiver to feed him.’
    • ‘And you know, combine breast - feeding and bottle-feeding in any way that's going to work for you without feeling guilty.’
    • ‘If the infant is bottle-fed, the mother should hold the infant when feeding, and the bottle should not be propped or placed in bed.’
    • ‘He wasn't about to let Pearl show him up with the bottle-feeding though.’
    • ‘But most of the girls I know have chosen to bottle-feed their babies and I don't think there was ever really any decision in it for them.’
    • ‘We of course then follow with the bottle feeding like you mentioned.’
    • ‘For example, children are lectured on electrification, automotive mechanics, typing, using a sewing machine, and bottle-feeding their babies.’
    • ‘Infants receiving phototherapy may continue to be breast-fed or bottle-fed by their mothers.’
    • ‘Most bottle-fed infants should be able to get their daily requirements of vitamin D from formula, because all infant formulas sold in the United States contain a sufficient amount of vitamin D.’
    give food to, provide food for, provide for, cater for, prepare food for, cook for, make a meal for, wine and dine
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